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American-Australian kin used to be first released in 1947. Minnesota Archive versions makes use of electronic know-how to make long-unavailable books once more obtainable, and are released unaltered from the unique collage of Minnesota Press editions.

This new learn fills a large hole within the tale of American-Australian kinfolk and is a well timed addition to the literature during this box. there was no accomplished remedy of the subject ahead of, and it'll be of curiosity to these looking info that the thorough documentation comprises extensive use of stories of the yank consuls in Australia, and fabric from Australian parliamentary debates and Australian and American newspapers.

Australia has emerged from the struggle as a major international energy that calls for a well-liked function within the south and southwest Pacific. whilst the us has develop into an increasing number of deeply all in favour of a ways jap affairs. The ebook offers the heritage of the advance and indicates the sluggish growth of spheres of mutual curiosity among the 2 nations, either political and fiscal, from the top of the eighteenth century all the way down to the issues provided via postwar advancements within the Pacific.

Emphasis is put on the industrial and political pursuits of the 2 nations, and on their ensuing agreements and disagreements either of their direct relatives and of their kin with the entire a ways japanese zone. Dr. Levi issues out that the recent significance of the Pacific caused by global battle II has proved to either countries their mutual dependence, yet even as has elevated their nationwide curiosity in ever-widening and overlapping spheres within the Pacific area.

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Secretary of State Dundas agreed with the governor about the prospects of whaling, which would "eventually become an object of great consequence to the settlement, and be a means *HRA, ser. 1, i:303, 307, 312, 348, 397; William John Dakin, Whalemen Adventurers (Sydney, 1934), 8. For a brief history of Australian whaling, see Lindsay G. Thompson, History of the Fisheries of New South Wales (Sydney, 1893), chap. vii. 3 Their efforts, together with the Spanish difficulties and wars which made South American waters unsafe, eventually shifted the interest of whalemen from the eastern to the southern and southwest Pacific.

F. Jameson, "The Odyssey of Thomas Muir," American Historical Review, xxix: 49ff (1923); ERA, ser. 1, n:235. 9 ERA, ser. 1, v:814; Dakin, Whalemen Adventurers, 22; James Morton Callahan, American Relations in the Pacific and Far East, 1784-1900 (Baltimore, 1901), 37ff. ™HRA, ser. 1, in:636, 642. "11 His fearful anticipation soon became a reality. American aggressiveness, colonial apathy, and the selfishness of the East India Company combined to further the success of American whaling in the west Pacific.

Reference to the possibility of, independence after the American precedent continued to be made so often as to permit the conclusion that the thought was ever present in the minds of the colonists. "9 The question of independence was brought up as an important argument again when the debate over imperial relations and the colonial government became most acute between 1850 and 1860. To many the political agitation in the colonies appeared to be an exact parallel to American prerevolution days. 11 8 Statistical, Historical and Political Description of the Colony of New South Wales (London, 1819), 164, 243, 244, 245.

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